Don D. How do you know what I believe in or not based on my one comment? This is an article about dogs on the beach and their knucklehead owners, not global warming. I was questioning the science behind the claims this article was making, not denying global climate change (although I don't think dogs on the beach are playing any part). It's about appropriate behavior, not more laws in our rural county that won't be enforced anyway. I am in favor of closing off beaches during pupping season. How about educating owners about picking up after their pet, and keeping unfriendly pets at home?
I'm sure pollution, overfishing, and yes, global climate changes are having a far greater impact on marine mammals than unleashed dogs. I think it's just easier for people to pick out what is right in front of them, especially if they don't like dogs anyway. And settle down, not every dog that runs up to you wants to eat your face. Learn to get along in the world, or just move back to Marin Co. (see, I can make assumptions too...it's fun!).
Good grief. The no fun squad seems to be out in full force again. God forbid someone wants their dog to run and play on the beach. Most of this stuff in this article is anecdotal anyway. Are populations of harbor seals going to crash because of dogs off their leash, or are there other pressures being placed on these creatures outside of this problem causing their demise? Or, are their populations even declining? What is the number of these marine mammals being killed by dogs vs. how many are struck by boats, entangled in nets, die from pollution, etc...Low hanging fruit to just go after dogs and their owners.
Maybe just close off sections of beaches altogether during pupping season to avoid any confrontations? I suspect this is more about the fuddy-duddies and other Prius owners who insist on having their unfriendly pooches on leashes...and so should you!
Common sense says keep your mutt at home if it can't get along in public without tearing something or someone up...these are the people who will eff it up though for everyone.
And people not picking up their dogs crap (beach, street, trails, parks, yards) that is a problem.
"Would you eat at a restaurant where the cook touched his genetalia right in front of you? I won’t even describe the bowl movement I had after."
I would not...but apparently, you did! Not sure who is nastier in this scenario you described (or is it, fabricated?).
“Even states like Texas and Montana, where hunting and fishing are sacred, they evolved to ‘fish and wildlife’ long ago.”
It's Texas Dept of Parks & Wildlife, and Montana Fish, Parks & Wildlife. Is hunting and fishing not "sacred" in California? Guess it depends on who you talk to, but hunting and fishing licenses in CA go to fund most of the conservation money spent by fish and game...er, California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. Seems like this will have little to no effect other than making the do-gooders feel better about themselves.
Yes, it's always wise to engage in thoughtful conversation with the police, especially when they are in a heightened/tense situation about ordinances that effect like no one except this clown and some other look-at-me's. He should have listened to them the first time, and just split. Write a letter to the city council next time, or run up on a cop and get blasted in the trachea and spend the rest of the night in the pokey. You decide. Part of the cop's duties are not to field complaints about local ordinances, especially when most of the citizens are all buzzed up, chucking bottles at officers, biting off ears, and running around with assault rifles. Unhappy clown in jail...(insert sad trombone sound).
I blame city officials for not enforcing any civic codes regarding parking junkers, boats, RVs, even construction equipment on our city streets, not to mention parking cars on lawns!
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vol XXVII issue 34
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